Welcome to our “Conditions We Help” page, where we aim to provide valuable information about pain that may be related to imbalances in your feet and how we can assist you in finding relief. One of the most common conditions we encounter is Knee Pain.
Knee pain is a common ailment that affects people of all ages. It can occur due to a variety of reasons, such as an injury, arthritis, or overuse. Knee pain can be debilitating and can significantly affect a person’s quality of life.
Common causes of knee pain include:
- Osteoarthritis: This is a degenerative joint disease that occurs when the cartilage that cushions the knee joint wears away, causing the bones to rub against each other.
- Rheumatoid arthritis: This is an autoimmune disorder that causes inflammation in the joints, including the knee.
- Knee injuries: These can include ligament sprains, meniscal tears, and fractures.
- Overuse: Activities that involve repetitive motions, such as running or jumping, can cause knee pain.
- Patellofemoral pain syndrome: This is a condition in which the kneecap does not track properly, causing pain and discomfort.
Fortunately, proper footwear and arch support can help alleviate knee pain. Shoes with good arch support can help distribute weight evenly across the foot, reducing the impact on the knee joint. This can help decrease inflammation and pain.
Orthotic inserts can also help provide support and cushioning to the foot, which can in turn help reduce knee pain. Additionally, shoes with a wide toe box can help reduce pressure on the toes and forefoot, which can also help alleviate knee pain.
If you suffer from knee pain, it is important to seek professional attention to determine the underlying cause. In addition, investing in the right footwear and arch support can go a long way in reducing knee pain and improving your quality of life. At Step Right, we offer a wide range of products and services to help alleviate foot and knee pain. Contact us today to learn more!